- The Schwab Foundation announces the new selection of leading Latin American Social Entrepreneurs 2010 at the Presidents Plenary of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, in the presence of President Uribe of Colombia and President Martinelli of Panama
- Social entrepreneurs working in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Brazil are recognized for their innovative models and path-breaking achievements in health, solar energy, microfinance and rainforest conservation
Cartagena, Colombia, 8 April 2010 – Six social entrepreneurs have been recognized as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in Latin America during the Presidents Plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in Cartagena, Colombia, on 8 April. Suzana and Claudio Padua, founders of Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas, had previously been recognized as Social Entrepreneur of the Year Brazil. The other four winners are David Gaus from Ecuador, Vladimir Delagneau from Nicargua, and Joseph Philippe and Anne Hastings from Haiti. They received their awards in the presence of President Uribe from Colombia and President Martinelli from Panama.